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  • Wokingham Children's Book Festival book festival.jpgWokingham's first ever Children's Book Festival on 20 and 21 October will be a fabulous chance for the children of Wokingham to meet 23 authors and illustrators who will bring stories to life through... 09 August 2018
  • The art of demolition at Bulmershe Leisure Centre Bulmershe Leisure Centre art competitionDiggers, cement mixers and futuristic machinery were just some of the images created by Highwood Primary pupils to be displayed on the hoardings around the new Bulmershe Leisure Centre site, in an... 27 July 2018
  • Carers Week 2018 in Wokingham Borough Photo of an elderly lady and her carerWokingham Borough Council is teaming up with Wokingham Outreach Service, Barkham Day Hospital Memory Clinic, Involve, The Wade Day Centre, and the Bradbury Centre to organise a programme of events... 06 June 2018
  • New primary school on track to open in Shinfield this September New Silver Meadow Primary SchoolConstruction is going well on the new Silver Meadows Primary School 24 May 2018
  • Popular annual fun weekend back again at Dinton Pastures Photo of a child enjoying the Family Fun Weekend at Dinton PasturesVisitors will be able to try their hand at the array of activities on offer at Dinton Pastures Country Park during its annual Family Fun Weekend next month (2 and 3 June) 10 May 2018
  • Council tax exemption for Wokingham Borough foster carers Consider becoming a foster carerWokingham Borough Council is implementing a scheme meaning foster carers will no longer have to pay council tax as part of a range of benefits and incentives. 08 May 2018
  • Give a child a bright future Fostering run news site.jpgBy going the distance in the Dinton Pastures 5/10km race on 25 March, staff from Wokingham Borough Council, and existing foster carers want to encourage more people to give a loving home to a child... 14 March 2018
  • Wokingham sixth formers celebrate A-level success A- level exam successSixth formers at Wokingham Borough schools have achieved a 99.1 per cent overall pass rate (A* to E). This is higher than last year's (98 per cent) and exceeds the national 2017 figure of 97.9 per... 26 January 2018
  • Increased childcare funding for working parents Funded childcare for working familiesWorking parents, meeting the earnings threshold, are now entitled to 30 hours a week funded childcare for 38 weeks. 21 December 2017
  • Kick-off for new 3G pitch in Emmbrook football Plans are moving forward for a new 3G football pitch at The Emmbrook School, for both students and the public. 05 December 2017
  • Winning bid is signed and sealed Signs of SafetyWokingham Borough Council has secured government funding to step up a ground-breaking new approach to children's social work. 04 October 2017
  • New school building is a class act Bohunt Wokingham SchoolThe first secondary school to be built in the Wokingham Borough for more than 50 years has opened its doors for the first time 21 September 2017
  • Wokingham GCSE English and maths above national average GCSE.jpg77.5% of pupils at Wokingham Borough schools have secured a grade 4 or above (roughly a C and above under the old measure) in English and Maths - significantly higher than the national average of... 24 August 2017
  • Positive Report Following Joint Targeted Area Inspection Photo of a child and a parent walking to schoolA multi-agency inspection into how Wokingham Borough Council and its partners respond to child abuse and neglect has found well established partnerships that are focussed on improvements. 19 July 2017
  • National Carers Week from Monday 12 June to Sunday 18 June Photo of an elderly lady and her carerTo mark National Carers Week (Monday 12 June to Sunday 18 June), Wokingham Borough Council, Wokingham Outreach Service, Wokingham Crossroads, Involve and Wokingham Mencap have teamed up to organise a... 09 June 2017
  • School crossing patrol decision following consultation Shute EndFollowing a seven-week consultation of Wokingham Borough Council's proposal to remove school crossing patrollers (SCP) from the eight locations that also have an existing dedicated crossing, and... 03 May 2017
  • Fostering transforms young lives Family groupAlthough most people know fostering transforms the lives of children in care, many don't realise just how much joy it brings to the lives of foster carers as well. 27 April 2017
  • Primary school admissions success Primary schoolWokingham Borough Council has revealed this week (April 18) that 89 per cent of children whose parents applied for a primary school place will get a place at their first preference school. 21 April 2017
  • Focus on Earley Photo of the accessible park at Sol JoelStretching from the M4 in the south to the bank of the Thames in the north, Earley is a place with much more than first meets the eye. 31 March 2017
  • Wokingham Borough joins regional adoption agency Family groupWokingham Borough Council's decision-making executive has approved plans for the council to become part of a regional adoption agency known as Adopt Thames Valley (ATV). 30 March 2017
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